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Likewise(, I'm sure).

Fig. The same from my point of view. (A hackneyed phrase said in greeting someone. See examples.) Alice: I'm delighted to make your acquaintance. Bob: Likewise, I'm sure. John: How nice to see you! Sue: Likewise. John: Where are you from, Sue?
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It was averred, likewise, that the lattice window, near the Colonel's chair, was open; and that, only a few minutes before the fatal occurrence, the figure of a man had been seen clambering over the garden fence, in the rear of the house.
He had been the husband of three wives, all long since dead; the father of twenty children, most of whom, at every age of childhood or maturity, had likewise returned to dust.
Without the consent of this illustrious body, no law can be enacted, repealed, or altered: and these nobles have likewise the decision of all our possessions, without appeal.
Awaiting your audience--he and four of his men, likewise a lady of whose wooing and wedding I can tell you a pretty story at another time.
This physician likewise abundantly establishes what he has advanced respecting the motion of the blood, from the existence of certain pellicles, so disposed in various places along the course of the veins, in the manner of small valves, as not to permit the blood to pass from the middle of the body towards the extremities, but only to return from the extremities to the heart; and farther, from experience which shows that all the blood which is in the body may flow out of it in a very short time through a single artery that has been cut, even although this had been closely tied in the immediate neighborhood of the heart and cut between the heart and the ligature, so as to prevent the supposition that the blood flowing out of it could come from any other quarter than the heart.
What I have heard, then, from our good mother is true; you have likewise been a victim of that wicked priest.
Bingley intended it likewise, and sometimes made choice of his county; but as he was now provided with a good house and the liberty of a manor, it was doubtful to many of those who best knew the easiness of his temper, whether he might not spend the remainder of his days at Netherfield, and leave the next generation to purchase.
observed the elder from Harvard, "hath she not likewise a gift to declare her sentiments?
There was likewise a minister of the gospel whom the English bishops had forbidden to preach, but who knew that he should have liberty both to preach and pray in the forests of America.
The phrase was considered as giving a highly favorable aspect to his political prospects; for, as is likewise the case with the Popedom, nobody ever becomes President without taking a name other than his own.
Cerre, with the remainder of his men, likewise arrived at the cantonment.
Likewise, though she spoke as before concerning her affairs, it was never with complete frankness.
We see likewise, the Scripture calleth envy an evil eye; and the astrologers, call the evil influences of the stars, evil aspects; so that still there seemeth to be acknowledged, in the act of envy, an ejaculation or irradiation of the eye.
and sat down by her, and likewise began to howl loudly.
So, likewise, did the old slight hollows in his cheeks come back.